EXPLORING ON A MONDAY.

This past Monday, I went into the city to do some exploring. I love bookmarking restaurants on Yelp, and when I have the time and money- try them. One of the places that’s been on my list for months is LEO’S OYSTER BAR. I was going to try and make a reservation, but didn’t have time to. I think I got pretty lucky since when I got there, the bar was empty. They couldn’t seat me at a table, as they were already booked for people who made prior reservations (keep this in mind if you want to go- I’d say make the reservation especially if it’s more than 2 people!) But since it was just me and my bf, we opted for the bar.

One of the biggest reasons why I wanted to come here was for the atmosphere and aesthetics. (I’m so guilty of this- but I know I’m not the only one!) Who can resist a pretty place? I just love taking pictures of everything! I also really love seafood.

My cocktail was so good, I ordered two! I got the bubble bath {champagne, gin, lavender, citrus and rose} As for food, I got a lobster roll with french fries, and had some oysters.

Next, we went to Union Square. I wanted to see the Christmas tree & decor! I love doing this every year. I normally don’t go to Union Square often since the hustle & bustle tends to stress me out! I like the quieter places in the city, but it’s fun nonetheless.

Last, I went to my favorite patisserie in Hayes Valley. If you’re ever in SF, I highly recommend you go to MIETTE. Their macarons are seriously the best!

I am officially done with fall semester! I finished my last final yesterday, so now it’s time to relax & start reading those books from my WINTER BREAK READING LIST. I passed my Calculus class, which is a huge relief! (I failed it the first time I took it, ugh!) I am one step closer to graduating! I hope everyone has a lovely day & rest of the week. I’m off to Los Angeles tomorrow to visit family, and spend Christmas there. I’m excited to spend time with my twin sister, I haven’t seen her since our birthday celebrations in September!

 

 

xo

EATING IN THE CITY.

One of my favorite things to do is trying new places to eat. I’m huge on aesthetics/decor when it comes to restaurants or cafes. How do I find the cute gems if it’s not a recommendation from a friend? I use Yelp! No, seriously. Yelp never really disappoints- and I use it ALL THE TIME. Who doesn’t use Yelp nowadays?

This past week I hit up 3 adorable places, one being a cafe. I thought I’d share, just in case anyone wanted to try these places out. They are all in San Francisco.

  • PALM HOUSE. (cow hollow)

What did I order? Huevos Rancheros. Worth it? Beyond worth it, so freakin’ good. Not pictured, but try the Caribbean Iced Coffee- oh my.

  • SOUVLA. (NOPA)

What did I order? Pork salad, Greek fries & a glass of Rosé. Worth it? Absolutely! This huge bowl of salad filled me up, and they were not stingy with the pork. SO DELICIOUS. It had fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, kale, pickled red onions, and feta cheese. I’m totally going back- and the great thing is they have multiple locations in the city!

  • THE MILL. (NOPA/alamo square)

What did I order? Latte & cinnamon toast! Is it worth it? Yes, if you love a fancy latte & a place to come relax/ hang out with a friend/ do some schoolwork. They make all their loaves fresh (yum) and even have pizza night from 6-9pm every evening (which I haven’t had… yet).

Do you have any recommendations for me- not just in San Francisco, but in the Bay Area? I would also love some spots in Los Angeles (since I visit frequently)! Stay tuned for more Eating in the City posts.

xo

tony’s pizza napoletana: the best pizza!

Hello everyone,

I hope you all are doing well. I went on a date with my boyfriend on Sunday, to San Francisco’s north beach neighborhood, for some dinner. Dex took me to this cute restaurant called Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. They are very well known for their pizza and meatballs! The wait was around 30 minutes but before we knew it, we got a table outside. IMG_7040

I wanted to start with the “little Italy” salad, and I have to say it was SO SO GOOD. Also, big enough to share with Dex. Mmmm mmm.

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Of course I ordered some sparkling rose! My favorite!

Next we shared a meatball. The meatballs are HUGE, we both had a few bites, but had to take the rest home since we wanted to save room for our pizza! I’m telling you, if you ever come here… GET THE MEATBALL with the cream mushroom sauce on top, not on the side. There are NO words to describe this meatball, it was so rich in flavor, tender and juicy. It was a true foodie moment.

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Lastly, is the margherita pizza. There are no words for this deliciousness. I told my boyfriend, it was the best pizza I have ever tasted- and he agreed! SO GOOD. Better than pizza I’ve had in New York! I mean, it isn’t award winning pizza for nothing.

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This is a new favorite spot of ours! My parents are coming up from Southern California to visit this weekend, and we are definitely taking them here. I think they are going to enjoy it so much. It makes me happy showing my family new places that Dexter and I discover and love.

If you are ever visiting SF, check this spot out! You won’t regret it. If you enjoyed this foodie review, and want more, let me know.

Talk to you later, xo